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Video Lab Recording Instructions
- Make sure the Webcam and Microphone are plugged into the computer
- Open the Camera App
RECORDING TEST VIDEO
- Frame so both people's faces can be seen.
- Test video! To verify the correct settings for the ideal file size you can record a 1-minute video, open the camera roll in the bottom right, click the three dots, click File Info, and make sure the 1 min clip is about 20 MB in size.
- Listen to the video for good sound.
Ultimate List of Tips
For your counseling session recordings
TIP #1 - RECORD IN LOW RESOLUTION!
RECORD IN 480p 4:3 Ratio, with 30 fps. See instructions!
YOU NEED TO DO THIS, because a 1-hour session will become a 1GB file size, and you can copy that to your USB very quickly. If you record in full HD, your video will be HUGE, and you will be SAD when it takes 4 hours to copy.
TIP #2 – Use exFAT
Did you forget tip #1? Is your file size 6GB? Does your USB Drive say it cannot copy / filesize too big when there seems to be plenty of space? You need to format (erase) your USB drive and set it to exFAT.
You can do this in windows by right-clicking on the USB > Format > exFAT.
exFAT allows your giant mistake to actually transfer. They will also be readable on Mac/Apple.
TIP #3 – DELETE YOUR SESSIONS
Delete your video file when you’re done. This will keep the computer happy for longer.
ALSO DO NOT LEAVE IMPORTANT VIDEOS ON THIS COMPUTER BECAUSE IT MUST BE ERASED EVERY SEMESTER.
There is no notice for this purge.
TIP #3.5 – RESTART WHEN DONE
Restart the PC when you’re finished using it. This will keep it fresh for the next person.
TIP #4 – DON’T FORGET TO TAKE YOUR USB
Don’t forget to take your USB / External Drive. They are forgotten here so often!
BONUS!!! TIP #5
Are you tech-savvy? Want to record straight to your own laptop? Plug the Mic/Webcam into your own laptop. They will most likely be plug-and-play. If you do, PLEASE REMEMBER to re-plug them in! No guarantees here.
BONUS ROUND TWO!!! #6
Don’t have a USB? Upload your small video to OneDrive or your own personal Gmail/Dropbox.